LB, your photo was so intriguing I had to find out about it - artist is Sophie Ryder of London, England. A large number of her sculptures feature the Lady-Hare. In the bronze gallery this one was called Lady-Hare Holding Dog. Austin seems like a pretty good fit for her art - saw a newspaper clipping that the locals in Dublin, Ireland did not appreciate this particular piece in the shopping district. Annie at the Transplantable Rose
Thanks for the research.